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Tsutenkaku Robo Coming Soon

Robot Force was commissioned to produce a robot based on the Tsutenkaku Robo seen in tourism commercials (watch the video here), and it’s almost ready to make its debut at the Nippombashi Street Festival.  Although originally planned to be no more than 170cm (5’6″) tall, it looks quite a bit taller than that in this photo, weighing at least 30kg (66 lbs).

The robot, which will make heroic poses and light up (with more than 80 LEDs), will also make appearances at other locations across Japan and will even be showcased at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.  The Tsutenkaku (“Tower Reaching Heaven”) is an Osaka landmark built by the Tsutenkaku Kanko Co., Ltd., a tourism company.

[source: Yomiuri Online (JP)] via [NODE, (2) (JP)]